ALA announces slate of council candidates

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/26/2014


JoAnne Kempf


Office of ALA Governance

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2015 ALA Election:

Joann Absi, Media Coordinator, Eugene Ashley High School, Wilmington, N.C.

Hilary Albert, Librarian II, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, N.Y.

Doug Archer, Peace Studies, Global Affairs & Political Science Librarian, Hersburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.

Tamika Barnes, Library Director, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunswoody, Ga.

Sandra Barstow, Head of Collection Development, University of Wyoming Libraries, Laramie, Wyo.

Buenaventura “Ven” Basco, Interim Head, Circulation Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.

Jennifer Wann Boettcher, Business Bibiographer, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Brett Bonfield,  Director, Collingswood Public Library, Collingswood, N.J.

Steve Brantley, Head of Reference Services, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill.

Mary Frances Burns, Director, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio

Sara Dallas, Director, Southern Adirondack Library System, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Trevor Dawes, Associate University Librarian, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Vicki Morris Emery, Media Coordinator, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, Va.

Chuck Gibson, Director/CEO, Worthington Libraries, Worthington, Ohio

Jane Glasby, Manager, Library for the Blind & Print Disabled, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, Calif.

Selina Gomez-Beloz, Library Manager, Timberland Regional Library, Centralia, Wash.

Millie Gonzalez, Emerging Technologies & Digital Services Librarian, Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.

Melissa Heather Gotsch, Branch Manager, Baltimore County Public Library, Baltimore, Md.

Clem Guthro, Director of Libraries, Colby College, Waterville, Maine.

Michael Gutiérrez, Associate Librarian, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Del.

Michelle Hamiel, Associate Director for Public Services, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Hyattsville, Md.

Mary Kathleen Hanselmann, Chief Librarian, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, Calif.

Carl Harvey, II, School Librarian, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Ind.

Eboni Henry, Branch Manager, District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, D.C.

Holly Suzanne Hibner, Adult Services Coordinator, Plymouth District Library, Plymouth, Mich.

Kathy Hicks-Brooks,  Media Specialist, Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Ind.

Nann Blaine Hilyard, Retired, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.

Megan Hodge, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Jamie Hollier, Co-CEO, Anneal, Inc., Denver, Colo.

Amy Hoseth, Associate Professor/Coordinator for Onsite Services, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, Colo.

Rebecca (Becky) Jackman, School Librarian, New Providence Middle School, Clarksville, Tenn.

Cristol Michelle Kapp, Librarian, Hamilton County Department of Education: Clifton Hills Elementary School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Linda Ann Kopecky, Head, Research & Instructional Support Department, UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.

Cheryl Lee, Program Coordinator – Branch Manager, Santa Clara City Library, Santa Clara, Calif.

Dennis LeLoup, School Librarian, Avon Intermediate School, Avon, Ind.

Rodney Lippard, Director, Learning Resource Centers Information Commons, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, N.C.

Leo Lo, Head, McLure Education Library, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Pauline Manaka, Research Librarian: Anthropology, Demography, Sociology & Women Studies, University of California, Irvine, Calif.

John Turner Masland, Resource Sharing Supervisor, Portland State University Library, Portland, Ore.

Sharon McKellar, Community Relations Librarian, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, Calif.

Joy A. Millam, Teacher Librarian, Valencia High School, Fountain Valley, Calif.

Virginia B. (Ginny) Moore, Retired Librarian, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Oxon Hill, Md.

Tom Moothart, Assistant Dean for Resource Services, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, Colo.

Jacqueline Ciccio Murphy, Sr. Consultant, Public Libraries & Community Relations, Colorado State Library – Colorado Department of Education, Denver, Colo.

Barbara J. O’Hara, Library Director, Scott County Public Library, Georgetown, Ky.

Johana Orellana-Cabrera, Community Service Librarian, San Mateo County Library, East Palo Alto, Calif.

Heawon Paick, Branch Manager, Los Angeles Public Library, Junipero Serra Branch, Los Angeles, Calif.

Martha Parker, Librarian-in-Residence, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Ark.

Celise Reech-Harper, Associate Director, Beauregard Parish Library, DeRidder, La.

Colby Riggs, Project Coordinator – Systems Librarian, University of California, Irvine, Calif.

Alexandra Rivera, Student Enrichment & Community Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Romelia Salinas, Reference Services Coordinator, California State University, Los Angeles, Calif.

Michael Santangelo, Electronic Resources Coordinator, BookOps, the Shared Technical Services Department of New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library, Long Island City, N.Y.

Jules Shore, Systems Librarian, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

Angelique Simmons, Chief Librarian, DFMWR J.L. Throckmorton Library (Department of the Army), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Dana Skwirut, Children’s Librarian, Edison Township Public Library, Edison, N.J.

Ruth Tobar, Retired, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tess Tobin, Administrative Services Librarian, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pat Toney, Children’s Services Librarian, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, Calif.

Candice Townsend, Head, Reference & Collections Support Section, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Ngoc-Yen Tran, Outreach & Student Engagement Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

Jay Turner, Director, Continuing Education & Training, Georgia Public Library Services, Atlanta, Ga.

Jason Vance, Associate Professor/Information Literacy Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Francisco Vargas, Youth Services Officer, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, Calif.

Joan Weeks, Sr. Instruction Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Janice Welburn, Dean, University Libraries, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Amanda Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library, Washington, D.C.

Vance Wyatt, Trustee, North Chicago Public Library, North Chicago, Ill.


Individuals who are interested in running for ALA Council by Petition may file petitions through the 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015.  Instructions for filing petitions can be found at .

Ballot mailing for the 2015 ALA Election will begin on March 24.  The election will close on May 1, 2015 with the results being announced on Friday, May 8.